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 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Knight, Manawatu.28.9 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.23.6 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers23.2 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.22.2 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Peak, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Wilson, SC Rangers19.9 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.19.9 
 9. Heuir, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Adnam, Nelson G.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kuran IVERSON
  Manawatu.
  (206-F-95)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.1 
 2. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 3. Majok, Wellington S.10.3 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.2 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.5 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.7.7 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.5 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.4 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.6.2 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.5.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.8 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.7 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier THAMES
  Canterbury
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thames, Canterbury2.3 
 2. Shepard, Canterbury2.3 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.1 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 5. Ili, Wellington S.1.8 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.1.8 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 8. Woods, Taranaki MA1.6 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.7 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.3 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers0.9 
 4. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.0.9 
 6. Pledger, Southlan.0.9 
 7. Majok, Wellington S.0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 
 10. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 
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Corey Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - Jul 27, 2018


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COREY WEBSTER
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad.


Corey Webster
Corey Webster
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth, currently plays in China). He led Guizhou to a victory over the closely-ranked Hebei Xianglan (10-9) crushing them 118-86 in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Sunday night's game. Webster was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 11 rebounds. Webster also added 4 assists in 35 minutes on the court. Guizhou (13-6) is placed fifth in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Webster has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 35.3ppg, 7.6rpg, 5.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 84.4% in 19 games he played so far. Webster is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Dyson King-Hawea
Dyson King-Hawea
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia). King-Hawea could not help Diamond Valley Eagles (7-13) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the seventh-placed Diamond Valley Eagles (7-13) lost 66-76 on the road to the second-ranked Ballarat Miners in the SEABL-South group. King-Hawea had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 6 steals in 36 minutes. The Regular Season already ended. King-Hawea has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.4apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 55.3%(84-152), 3FGP: 29.9% and FT: 75.6% in 20 games. He played for the New Zealand national team in 2017.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia). He contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Slammers (6-19) crushing them 110-78 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Paringatai scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (21-3) are placed first in SBL group. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 2.9ppg, 1.4rpg, 2FGP: 59.3%(16-27) and FT: 63.6% in 22 games. He played for the New Zealand national team five years ago.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #4. Guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the leader Mackay Meteors (13-3) crushing them 101-65 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. Meehl scored 7 points. Sunshine Coast Rip (11-5) is placed fourth in QBL group. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Meehl's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Meehl used to play for the New Zealand university national team back in 2007.


The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Brisbane Capitals' victory against the 15th-ranked Brisbane Spartans (2-11) crushing them 112-80 in a derby game in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Carter also added 7 assists. Brisbane Capitals (9-6) are placed fifth in QBL group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Carter's fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Carter averages: 16.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Norths Soul Sports Bears' victory against the sixth-ranked Crusaders (9-10) 88-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Giles scored 6 points. Northern Suburbs Bears (13-2) are placed first in WARATAH group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Giles' overall stats this season are: 2.0ppg and 1.5rpg.

   #3. Matthew Wilson (201-F-92, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Magic (13-7) to beat Waverley Falcons (15-6). Wilson scored only 4 points in 17 minutes. Magic (#4) lost 85-89 on the road to the second-ranked Waverley Falcons in the Big V group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Wilson's total stats are: 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg in 13 games he played so far.

   #4. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Sunshine Coast Rip to win against the leader Mackay Meteors (13-3) crushing them 101-65 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. He scored only 3 points. Sunshine Coast Rip (11-5) is placed fourth in QBL group. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Meehl's total stats this season are: 4.8ppg and 1.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.


Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Tai Jack Webster (193-G-95) plays for Miami Heat in the NBA
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL
Jarrod Kenny (188-G-85) plays for Cairns Taipans in Australian NBL
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Quinn Clinton (194-G-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Daniel Fotu (200-F/G-99) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Tay Goodall (197-F/C) plays for Sturt Sabres in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (195-F/C-84) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the New Zealand playing currently abroad. Go to New Zealand Abroad Page to see completed list.

  




Wally
Ellenson
Jets ink Wally Ellenson, ex Estudiantes C. - 16 hours ago
Manawatu Jets (NBL) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Wally Ellenson (198-91kg-94, college: Marquette). He played recently at Estudiantes Concordia in Argentinian La Liga, but left the team two months ago. In 10 games he had 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg this season. The most of last season Ellenson spent at St. John's Edge in Canadian NBL Canada where in 39 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Central Division. T...   [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). Heto a victory against the league outsider Afyon Bld in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game.    [read more]

Taane Samuel
Taane Samuel (ex Whittlesea P.) signs at Jets - 7 days ago
TAANE SAMUEL Manawatu Jets (NBL) landed 19-year old New Zealander forward Taane Samuel (200-99). He played in 2017 at Whittlesea City Pacers in Australian Big V, where he averaged 18.9ppg and 7.1rpg in 10 games. He most recently returned from a stint at De La Salle University in the Philippines, where injury prevented him from playing as much as he wanted. Samuel says he is now fully recovered and eager to get back on the hardwood. Check also Complete Transfers List in New Zealand   [read more]


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